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What is financial wellness, and how do I achieve it?
What is financial wellness, and how do I achieve it?

What is financial wellness, and how do I achieve it?

January 09, 2024 / Meghan Heebner

You likely have heard people talk about financial wellness, but you don’t really know what it is or have any idea of how to achieve it…

Is a bridge loan right for me?
Is a bridge loan right for me?

Is a bridge loan right for me?

December 12, 2023 / Alicia Beecher

Bridge loans are a popular solution for homeowners who want to buy a new house before selling their current property. A borrower can use a portion of their bridge loan to pay off their current mortgage while using the rest as a down payment on a new home…

What does America’s credit downgrade mean?
What does America’s credit downgrade mean?

What does America’s credit downgrade mean?

November 02, 2023 / Warren Hurt

On August 1, Fitch Ratings, one of the three primary credit rating agencies, downgraded the United States’ long-term credit rating from AAA to AA+, the second downgrade of U.S. debt in 12 years…

What is PMI and do I need it?
What is PMI and do I need it?

What is PMI and do I need it?

October 16, 2023 / Dave Kuhns

When planning to purchase a home, you might have heard that you likely will have to pay something called PMI. This is private mortgage insurance, and it protects the mortgage lender against any losses if the borrower stops making payments or fails to repay their conventional loan…

Pay off debt by utilizing your home’s equity
Pay off debt by utilizing your home’s equity

Pay off debt by utilizing your home’s equity

September 18, 2023 / Alicia Beecher and Dave Kuhns

Chances are that you have never looked at home equity as an asset. But it is, and you can put it to work for you paying off high-interest debt…

How do I improve my credit score?
How do I improve my credit score?

How do I improve my credit score?

August 21, 2023 / Courtney Shauf

When you have a good credit score, you can get better terms and lower interest rates on loan products and credit cards. But it’s not always easy to just boost your credit score…

Seven tips for buying your first house
Seven tips for buying your first house

Seven tips for buying your first house

July 12, 2023 / David Kuhns

So, you’re ready to buy your first house. Of course, you’re excited, but you’re also nervous because you don’t want to make a rookie mistake. Here are some tips to help you successfully navigate the process…

Is bundling insurance right for me?
Is bundling insurance right for me?

Is bundling insurance right for me?

June 28, 2023 / Levi Crouse

Is bundling policies with the same insurer the right thing to do? Here are some pros and cons of bundling your insurance to help you make your decision…

50/30/20 rule helps with budgeting
50/30/20 rule helps with budgeting

50/30/20 rule helps with budgeting

April 13, 2023 / Courtney Shauf

Humans are fallible, and sometimes we just need guidelines. If you struggle to make sense of a sea of budgeting systems and apps, consider the 50/30/20 rule…

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